|Grafted Chestnut Saplings. 4.4.17|
It's always amazing to me that bare root trees can survive, take off and grow. I hope these do the same.
This completes the various things I wanted to do with the huge area of blackberries that I spent a year clearing. Now there are 3 chestnut trees planted, and a dawn redwood. The forest edge has perennials that I salvaged / rescued from the old yard, and the Hawthorn trees have grafts of Chinese Haw, Quince, and Asian pears, for fun/. The back is planted with a row of Cypress, for privacy, reduce invasion from wild blackberries, and to prevent erosion.